The district head of Lingyado and four other residents of Maru Local Government Area in Zamfara state have been abducted.
Supretendent Muhammed Shehu, the Police spokesperson in the state disclosed this on Sunday. The suspected bandits attacked the Maru area at about 8a.m. Some of the residents of the community were taken away.
The police spokesperson stated that there was a distress call by residents at the time of the invasion and security personnel immediately responded to the attack. This led to the bandits being unable to kidnap more victims.
Victims of the abduction were not named. However, the residents disclosed that Dalha Danjago, the district head was among the people taken away.
The state government had stationed 80 officers from the mobile police unit, Nigerian army and Civil Defense to areas in the state susceptible to invasion by bandits.
‘Currently, the police search and rescue team in collaboration with the military are in the nearby forest to rescue the district head and the four other kidnapped victims.’
‘The command is calling on the good people of the state to report any threat of any kind to the security agencies for early response,” the police spokesperson said.’
Zamfara is one of the states affected by bandits in the North-West region. There have been multiple cases of kidnap and killing in the past few years.